Ahl's Rummy Nose Tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus)

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Ahl's Rummy Nose Tetra

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Rummy Nose Tetra

Hemigrammus rhodostomus

76 Litres (20 US G.)

3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")




6.0 - 7.5

22.2-26.1°C (72 -79 °F)

6-10 °d

2:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years



Additional names

Rummy Nose Tetra, Rummy-Nose Tetra, Rummy Nosed Tetra, Ahl's Rummy Nose Tetra, Red-Nosed Tetra


Females are slightly more full around the belly, but no other visual differences.

Tank compatibility[edit]

A peaceful shoaling community fish, keep in groups of 4 or more. Will live with other community fish such as Corydoras.


Will eat most foods including pellets, flake, live and frozen foods.

Feeding regime[edit]

Twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Prefers a well planted tank with open swimming space. Looks visually stunning against a back drop of healthy green plants.


Shoaling and peaceful, will be contented and active if kept in a larger group.


Striking elongated silver body with a black, yellow and white barred tail and the tip of the nose back to the eyes is coloured a vivid red, giving the fish it's common name. Looks very similar to the Hemigrammus bleheri and the two may be marketed under the same common name, the H. bleheri is slightly smaller in size. It is also different from H. bleheri as the red colouration on H. rhodostomus does not extend past the gill plate, whereas it does on H. bleheri.



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